Category Archives: Government BS

DRUG RATIONING FOR SENIORS BEGINS

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss an under-reported and ominous proposal by the Beltway bureaucrats who run Medicare: Since passage of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, seniors enrolled in the Medicare prescription drug program have been guaranteed access to “all or substantially all” of the drugs in several classes of pharmaceuticals. President Obama’s health [...]

WILL OBAMACARE ENFORCERS APPEAR ON YOUR DOORSTEP?

In today’s American Spectator I discuss Obamacare’s $224 million home inspection project. Are you ready for your house call from the government’s health care goons? Our Beltway masters are not content with their new authority to peruse your tax returns and medical records. They will also authorize state agencies throughout the nation to send government [...]

THE OBAMACARE EXCHANGES: ANYONE THINK THEY’LL BE UP-AND-RUNNING BY OCTOBER?

If so, I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn you might be interested in purchasing. To quote one of Michael Barone’s readers (via PJ Tattler), whose 35 years of IT experience provides the kind of insight required to understand the complexity of the task: The federal government is going to build 50 exchanges, using a data [...]

HSIEH: WHY DOCTORS SHOULD NOT ASK THEIR PATIENTS ABOUT GUNS

Included among the imperial decrees (i.e. executive orders) issued by our Dear Leader recently was one that will “clarify the Affordable Care Act” to encourage doctors to ask patients if they own guns. Paul Hsieh, in his latest column for Forbes explains why this is such a bad idea: Doctors already have a professional and [...]

IS OBAMACARE SOCIALISM OR FASCISM?

A couple of days ago, I noted that the CEO of Whole Foods Market had called ObamaCare a type of fascism. My column in today’s American Spectator discusses how the thought police have cowed him into walking back that statement. This is what he originally said: Technically speaking, it’s more like fascism. Socialism is where [...]

WHOLE FOODS CEO: OBAMACARE IS FASCISM

John Mackey believes the market is the best vehicle for health care reform. And, several years ago, he equated ObamaCare with socialism: In countries like Canada and the U.K., there is no intrinsic right to health care … All countries with socialized medicine ration health care by forcing their citizens to wait in lines to [...]

VIDEO: PAUL HSIEH MAKES THE CASE AGAINST MEDICAL LICENSING

Dr. Paul Hsieh gives a great lecture on the myths associated with medical licensure. One of those myths is that a medical license indicates competence. He also reminds us that Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman was very much against medical licensure and that the ill effects of that requirement will be exacerbated by ObamaCare: BTW, when [...]

FDA SPIES ON DISSENTING SCIENTISTS

Because the public, press and political establishment has been so focused on ObamaCare and the antics of HHS, not much attention has been paid to the FDA. But this is a government agency that is seriously out of control: A wide-ranging surveillance operation by the Food and Drug Administration against a group of its own [...]

FEDS PUNISH CITIZENS FOR CHOOSING NOT TO GO ON MEDICARE

The Medicare program has an unfunded liability exceeding $30 trillion (yes trillion, with a T). So, you’d think that our masters in Washington would be happy if some citizens chose to save the taxpayers money by opting out of Medicare when they reach Social Security age. Unfortunately, as Quin Hillyer reports, that’s not how the [...]

HSIEH: WHO SHOULD CONTROL YOUR HEALTH CARE SPENDING?

Paul Hsieh asks, in Forbes, who should control health care spending? The answer is obvious—the entity most capable of controlling costs. Who would that be? Well … er … you: What simple health care reform has reduced medical costs by up to 30%, while preserving quality of care? Hint: It’s not government price controls or [...]